Recommended Reading

General Self-Help

Edelman, S. (2006)

Change Your Thinking

Sydney: ABC Books

Harris, R. (2007)

The Happiness Trap

Wollombi: Exisle Press

Hayes, S & Smith, S. (2005)

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Life

Oakland: New Harbinger

Neff, Kristin. (2001)

Self Compassion

Great Britain: Hodder & Stoughton

Germer, Christopher K. (2009)

The Mindful Path to Self Compassion

New York: Guildford Press

Tracy, Brian. (2004)

Eat that Frog

Great Britain: Hodder & Stoughton

Tracy, Brian. 2nd Edit. (2007)

Eat that Frog

San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Seligman, M. (2013)


New York; Simon & Schuster Inc


Gilbert, Paul (2000)

Overcoming Depression

London: Robinson

Seligman, M. (1991)

Learned Optimism

Sydney: Random House

Williams, J.M.G., Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007)

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness

New York: Guilford Press

Anxiety & Stress

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990)

Full-Catastrophe Living

New York: Delta

Lampe, L.

Take Control of Your Worry

Sydney: Sydney University Press

Lejeune, C.

The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry and Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Oakland: New Harbinger

Kumar, M.K. (2009)

The mindful path through worry and rumination: Letting go of depressive and anxious thoughts

Canada: Raincoast Books

Orsillo, S.M & Roemer, L. (2011)

The Mindful Way through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry & Reclaim Your Life

New York: The Guildford Press


Jensen, D. & Newman, M. (1989)

Really Relating: How to Build an Enduring Relationship

Sydney: Random House

Harris, R. (2009)

Act with Love

Oakland: New Harbinger

Lamble, J. & Morris, S. (2000)

Side by Side – How to think differently about your relationship

Sydney: Finch Publishing

Montgomery, B. & Evans, L. (1995)

Living and Loving Together

Melbourne: Penguin

Niven, D. (2006)

100 Simple Secrets of Great Relationships: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It.

New York: HarperCollins

Family & Parenting

Barkley, R. & Benton, C. (2013)

Your Defiant Child

New York: Guildford Press

Kabat-Zinn, M & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1998)

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

New York: Hyperion

Klass, P. & Costello, E. (2003)

Quirky Kids – Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn’t Fit in – When to Worry and When Not to Worry

New York: Ballantine Books

McCurry, C. (2009)

Parenting your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance

Oakland: New Harbinger Publications

Niven, D. (2004)

100 Simple Secrets of Happy Families: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It

New York: HarperCollins

Sanders, M. (2004)

Every Parent: A positive approach to children’s behaviour

Camberwell: Penguin Australia

Sanders, M. (2005)

Every Parent’s Survival Guide DVD

University of Queensland Families International

Sanders, M., Turner, K.M.T & Markie-Dadds, C. (2006)

The Preschooler book: Triple P positive parenting solutions for 3-5 year olds

Milton: University of Queensland

Seligman, M. (1995)

The Optimistic Child

New York: Houghton Mifflin

Siegal, D. & Hartzell, M.

Parenting and Attachment: Parenting from the Inside Out

Wallace, I. (1997)

You and your ADD Child

Sydney: HarperCollins

Barkley, R. & Robin, A. (2014)

Your Defiant Teen

New York: Guildford Press

Barkley, R. (2013)

Taking Charge of ADHD. A Parents’ Manual

New York: Guildford Press

Books for Children & Teens

Derisley, J.

Breaking Free from OCD: A CBT Guide for Young People and their Families

Huebner, D. (2008)

What to Do When You Dread your Bed – A kid’s guide to overcoming problems with sleep

Washington D.C.: Magination Press

Huebner, D. (2008)

What to Do When Your Temper Flares- A kid’s guide to overcoming problems with anger

Washington D.C.: Magination Press

Huebner, D. (2006)

What to Do When You Worry Too Much – A kid’s guide to overcoming anxiety

Washington D.C.: Magination Press

Huebner, M.

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD

March, G.

Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say ‘No Way’ and Parents Say ‘Way to Go’

Mason, P. And Kreger, R. (2010)

Stop Walking on Eggshells – Taking your life back when someone you care about has borderline personality disorder

Oakland: New Harbinger

Rapee, R.M., Spence, S. & Wignall, A. (2000)

Helping your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for parents

Oakland: New Harbinger


Eifert, G, McKay, M & Forsyth, J. (2006)

Act on Life Not On Anger

Oakland: New Harbinger

Autism Spectrum Disorder (includes Asperger’s Syndrome)

Attwood, T. (2007)

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Smith Myles, B. & Southwick, J.

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns

Welton, J., Newson, E. & Telford, J.

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? – An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

Welton, J. & Telford, J.

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? – 120 Illustrated Metaphor Cards, plus booklet with information, ideas and instructions

Borderline Personality Disorder

Kreger, R. (2008)
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

Minnesota: Hazeldon

Narcissist Personality Disorder

Behary, W. (2008)

Disarming the Narcissist – Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed

Oakland: New Harbinger